Have a chance to buy a MAC...Plz help me!!!

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  1. gold_titanic

    gold_titanic Newbie

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    Hello guys,
    I just have a chance to buy a powerbook G4 1.67 Ghz 2GB Ram 100GB HD
    for $750
    I'm a student and basically need a laptop for internet and my photography..
    So does it have sense to buy this mashine?
    or to wait and collect more money in order to buy macbook?
    Thanks
     
  2. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    From what I can see, the G4 was last made in 2006. That means the technology is VERY old, and $750 can buy you a more powerful PC for brand new.

    Bad buy.
     
  3. Nirvana

    Nirvana Notebook Prophet

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    that's same spec as my roomate's, and his system going pretty smooth. except it doesn't worth $750 imo
     
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    gold_titanic Newbie

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    thank You Greg and Nirvana0001
     
  5. bmwrob

    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have a 15" PB with those very specs; I wouldn't spend that much for the machine, though I like it a lot and it has run flawlessly since new. If the owner is willing to deal, the machine may be worth pursuing.
     
  6. Xander

    Xander Paranoid Android

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    Save your pennies for an Intel-Mac.
     
  7. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

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    I would get a MacBook for that price...several advantages to Intel Macs now.
     
  8. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    powerbook would be cool to have, but maybe for a smaller budget. i would say "good buy" if it was $449. for longevity's sake you should really get an intel mac. i could list off all the advantages...
     
  9. system_159

    system_159 Notebook Deity

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    for 750 you can get an older generation Macbook that would destroy the powerbook in terms of power and reliability. Save up a little more maybe and get yourself an intel mac.
     
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    bmwrob Notebook Virtuoso

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    Power definitely, system_159, but judging only from my own experience, I'd have to disagree on reliability. The only Mac I've owned (iBook, several PB's, MB, MBP and a MacPro) which caused serious grief (admittedly, I'm just a single person and others have had better luck), was a MB, though the machine was fine for the first eight months of ownership. And please don't think that I'm Mac or Apple bashing. Some think I'm a Mac fanboy (typing on a four year-old Velocity Micro PC lol).

    I do agree that an Intel Mac would be a better choice for the OP if he's able to buy one within his budget.
     
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